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Winter Adventure Ice Skating + Slide

Railroad Park
This season brings the added attraction of a 100′ long ice slide. Enjoy a magical, wintry atmosphere on the Regions Bank 17th Street Plaza by taking a spin on the ice and coasting down the ice slide with the Birmingham cityscape as the backdrop.
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Holiday Film Series

Alabama Theatre
View all your favorite holiday classics in the Historic Alabama Theatre. There will be a sing-along with the Mighty Wurlitzer organ before each film.
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Holidays at McWane

McWane Science Center
Guests can sled down the popular giant slide between the third and second floors in the museum. Or try the zip line, now longer than ever before! Children can even ride a train inside the museum! Families also have a chance to see toy trains of every shape and size zipping around the tracks in the Magic of Model Trains area.
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Birmingham Bulls Ice Hockey

Pelham Convention Center
Birmingham’s professional hockey team returns for 4 home games this month. The action is non-stop! With heart pounding music, and contests, what are you waiting for? It’s an experience to remember.
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College Basketball

College basketball is back in action and Birmingham is no stranger to strong teams. Check out the schedules and cheer on our local athletes.
Schedules: Birmingham-Southern Men • Birmingham-Southern Women • Miles Men • Miles Women • Samford Men • Samford Women • UAB Men • UAB Women

Mike Slive Invitational

Legacy Arena
December 14
This annual college basketball matchup is a marquee match up played in celebration of the life and impact of Mike Slive, while raising national awareness in the fight against prostate cancer. 2019’s game is bringing Auburn & St. Louis together at Legacy Arena.
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Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic

Legacy Arena
December 18
Join us for the first Chick-fil-A Birmingham Classic featuring Samford University’s Men’s Basketball vs. the University of Alabama Men’s Basketball.
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Cheers! The New Year’s Eve Concert

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
December 31
Dance into the New Year with waltzes, polkas, and marches by Johann Strauss II, alongside dance-inspired music from around the world.
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World Class Comedy

Stardome Comedy Club
The Stardome brings the best in the business each month to Birmingham. December’s line-up includes evenings with Sir Walt, Mike Epps, Ron G, Etta May and more.
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North Pole Express

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Holiday Spectacular

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Hip Hop Nutcracker

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Handel’s Messiah

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Polar Express on the IMAX

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Home for the Holidays

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

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